Categories: "Flesh" or "Salmon"


September 14th, 2010 — posted by Don
If you look up the word котлета in some Russian-English dictionaries, you will find the word cutlet as a translation. If you do, take your black pen and cross that line of the dictionary out. In modern American English a cutlet is a piece of meat, but… more »


July 20th, 2010 — posted by Don
Sometimes a word just sounds so funny that you laugh out loud the first time you hear it, and one of those words for me was фрикаделька, which means meatball. Why is it funny? I suppose it reminds me of words like roley-poley or higgledy-piggledy. In… more »


October 26th, 2009 — posted by Don
Some years ago I read a book entitled “Scandinavian Humor and Other Myths,” which had the following insight: every ethnic group has some food to which it is irrationally attached. In the case of Scandinavians it is lutefisk. The Scots revel in… more »


March 6th, 2009 — posted by Don
The other day an anonymous querent wondered about the correct way to say “Thanks for the salmon!” The answer is: that depends. If you mean that you are grateful for an entire salmon, then the word you want is a masculine word ending in a soft sign:… more »